Invitation to the BRM 400 km Sveta Nedelja

Dear all,

once again we are offered to you try hard brevet in a good company where you will, among other things, enjoy the Croatian mountain and coastal landscapes.

As can be seen on the map, we will be ride from Sv. Nedelja to Karlovac and Duga Resa and after that near Mrežnica River to Josipdol.

After crossing the pass that divides Mala and Velika Kapela mountains, you will be able to ride at roads of Lika region to Žuta Lokva and Otočac where will be the first checkpoint.

From the river Gacka valley you can’t go anywhere by downhill but just uphill. Once you defeat the two long uphill you will be able to explore the northern Adriatic islands from the Oltari pass.

After control in Sv. Juraj follows almost a 30 km drive along the sea coast of the road that is constantly ascending or descending.

In Novi Vinodolski, you will be welcomed with the Adriatic highway and will again win a long climb in the direction of Lukovo, Lič and Fužine. That will be 30 km of wilderness.

After the third checkpoint in Delnice you will drive towards the goal more, less all night. Hence the front and rear lights and reflective waistcoats with the right bicycle and the helmet the obligatory part of the equipment.

Start of brevet will be on Saturday 13 May, at 6:00 pm from A. Starčević Square in Sv. Nedelja. The deadline for arrival at the starting point with certified travel cards is 9:00 am on Sunday, May 14th.

Application

Entry fee is 100 kn. For all official finishers there will be available for order commemorative medal at the price of 70 kn. You can submit your application until May 11th at midnight. In your application include your first and last name, postal address and email address, year of birth and cell phone number you intend to use during the brevet. Submit your application (here) sibabic (at) gmail (dot) com .

Information 

  • Road Book BRM 400 km Sveta Nedelja
  • Map BRM 400 km Sveta Nedelja
  • GPX files BRM 400 km Sveta Nedelja
  • At the start every participant will receive a road book, map, brevet card, and has to sign the Liability Statement
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Invitation to the BRM 200 km Nerezine 2017

Randonneurs Croatie invites you to the only island brevet: BRM 200 km Nerezine 2017. The course runs on islands of Mali Lošinj and Cres. The start is on Saturday, April 29th at 9:00 am in front of the hotel Televrin in Nerezine.

Well known course runs from Nerezine to the first control point in Lubenice on island Cres. Lubenice is one of the most beautiful places on island Cres located on a top of cliff, 378 m above sea level. Spectacular view is worth all of the trouble riding on what are some of the steepest sections of the entire course.

Second and third check points are located at ferry ports Porozina and Merag. After Merag there is the longest section of the course all the way to Mali Lošinj.

In total 203 kilometers and approximately 3,600 meters of ascent. Time limit is 13:30 hours meaning that all the randonneurs reaching the finish line in Nerezine before 10:30 pm will become official finishers.

It might not be the easiest brevet, but the breathtaking landscape of islands Cres and Lošinj pay off the trouble. Helmet, front white and rear red light, and reflective vest are mandatory for the ride during the night and will be subject to inspection before and during the brevet. There is a meal at the finish in hotel Televrin for all participants, included in the starting fee. See you at the start!

Applications

  • Entry fee is 70 kn, same is the cost of the commemorative medal that may be ordered upon the successful finish. You can submit your application until April 20th at noon. In your application include your first and last name, postal and email address, as well as the year of birth and cell phone you intend to use during the brevet – submit you application (here) randonneurs.croatie (at) gmail (dot) com

 

Information

  • Road Book BRM 200 km Nerezine
  • Map BRM 200 km Nerezine
  • GPX file BRM 200 km Nerezine
  • Jadrolinija’s ferry schedule to islands Cres and Lošinj (downloaded from: http://www.jadrolinija.hr/) departure from Brestova (Istria) and from Valbiska (island Krk)
  • At the start every participant will receive a road book, map, brevet card, and has to sign the Liability Statement (please note that every participant has to be insured)

 

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Invitation to BRM 600 km Sveta Nedelja 2016

Dear all,

still organize brevet length of 600 km this year.

Will the marathon to be demanding and complicated? It will not. Drill only 611 km, keep several long climbs, win three control points, return to the target and you are at home. It will not be difficult and hiding turning.

The route leads from the first seconds of Saturday October 8, from Sv. Nedelja through Kerestinec to Rakov Potok, Jastrebarsko, Karlovac… After Karlovac you will riding on the famous state road D1 to Zaton Obrovački and the first control on the 230th kilometer.

After warm meal at the restaurant Anita you will drive along the coast to the northwest through Starigrad, Karlobag at the main road and reach the second control point in a mountain hut at Alan.

In continuation you will trip to the northwest along the coast to Jadranovo and via Križišće on the last long climb to the Gornje Jelenje where you can wave goodbye to the sea for this time.

The third checkpoint is planned for the gas station INA in Delnicama that works non-stop. From Delnice to Sv. Nedelja road is well known for the Croatian randonneurs and their guests. Delnice – Ravna Gora – Vrbovsko – Karlovac – Jastrebarsko – St. Nedelja.

To this sentence description was No problem. Not quite. It is recommended that all participants to prepare for driving in cold conditions. You don’t need fear of wolves and bears in the Lika and Gorski Kotar. You need fear of long hours of driving at 3 or less °C. You need seriously respect possibility low temperatures of air in night driving. Expect to be on the road to nineteen hours in the dark in the highlands.

So, as always when driving 400 and more kilometers except the correct bike you must be equipped by helmet, reflective vest, white front and red rear lights. Without that equipment start on brevet will not be allowed.

In the case of the bad forecast for coast under the Velebit mountain start will not be held. During the first night hours you can supply at gas stations that working nonstop in Karlovac, Turanj and Slunj. In return, late at night, you can supply at the stations in Senj, Crikvenica, Delnice and Karlovac.

On should finish by 16:00 on Sunday 9 October.

Entry fee is 100 KN. For all official finishers there will be available for order commemorative medal at the price of 70 KN. You can submit your application until Thursday, October 26th at noon. In your application include your first and last name, postal address; email address, year of birth and your cell phone number– submit your application  (here) sibabic (at) gmail (dot) com.

See you at the start!

Information

  • Road book BRM 600 km Sveta Nedelja 2016
  • Map BRM 600 km Sveta Nedelja 2016
  • GPX files BRM 600 km Sveta Nedelja 2016
  • At the start every participant will get the road book, map and brevet card, and is required to sign the Liability Statement
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Invitation to BRM 200 km Otočac 2016.

Hey you,

If you want visit one more part of the mountain and wild part of Croatia within brevet marathon show yourself with proper bike and necessary equipment on May 28th before 8:00 am on the Gacka river banks in Otočac. At the program will be 202 km asphalt roads of purum Lika.

Sights on water surface will behold karst beauties Gacka River and also beauty of Lika River in Krušičko Lake.

Mountain profile and passes it will be a lot more to count. Mala Kapela, Plješivica (for viewing), Mrsinje, Ljubovo and Velebit with its many parts, Senjsko Bilo or Nadžak for example, will provide a fine view of beech and coniferous forests, high cliffs, wide horizons … and ask you to express your effort to mastered their highs, serpentine and passes.

Everything that is written in the announcement of 400 km brevet for the living world along the route of the marathon, understood here also. Maybe even a trout from Gacka River jumping out of the water for some bug while you’re driving down the coast or this kind grebe or mallard feared you flying low over the water surface.

At the end, you can relax in the company of like-minded, to exchange experiences and tell to audience a cock-and-bull story with a good chow and refreshments.

Before departure, carefully and consider, read a road book. Do you intend to ride in the tourist rhythm and end up in the dark do not forget the bike equipped with appropriate lighting and bring reflective vest.

Do not miss this brevet.

Application

  • Entry fee is 70 KN. For all official finishers there will be available for order commemorative medal at the price of 70 KN. You can submit your application until May 26th at midnight. In your application include your first and last name, postal address; email address, year of birth and your cell phone number– submit your application (here) sibabic (at) gmail (dot) com.

Information

  • Road book BRM 200 km Otočac 2016
  • Map BRM 200 km Otočac 2016
  • GPX files BRM 200 km Otočac 2016
  • At the start every participant will get the road book, map and brevet card, and is required to sign the Liability Statement
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Invitation to BRM 400 km Sveta Nedelja 2016.

To all fans of long distance bike rides,

Come and find out why Croatia belongs to the hilly country. You can expect almost a precision 400 km in length that lead all the way to the wooded part of Gorski Kotar and you will collect more than 4600 meters of vertical ascent. This is not joke!

Time for start will be Saturday May 21th at 6:00 AM from Sveta Nedelja. The first serious climb is to 18th, kilometer across the Plešivica Mountain between of Samobor and Jastrebarsko.

After a short and relative plain driving to Karlovac and Duga Resa you will overcome a whole series of short climbs in the direction of Josipdol. To checkpoint in Jezerane you’ll still see the landscape on the pass Mala Kapela (888 m).

After second control you will drive approximately 20 km on the plain by a wooded area where “bears are postmen’s”. Really, up to 200th kilometer meet with the local inhabitants on four legs should not be the coincidence. Wolves will control traffic from the sidelines, lynx will take a nap in the shade, and the foxes will run over the road, badgers and wild boars will not meet because they work exclusively on the night shift. The deer and buck, which will be watching you from afar, because of its inherent blindness for color, will not be able to enjoy the color of your bib shorts and shirt. Yes … and somewhere there you’ll necessarily enjoy in climbing to almost 1,100 meters above sea level on passes of Velika Kapela Mountain.

Passing through Lič and continuing through Fužine to Mrzla Vodica you will take leave from Velika Kapela, and enter under Risnjak Mountain. After a break in Mrzla Vodica you will have to pass, in part, through the territory Risnjak National Park and enter the area around Gerovo. Residents of Gerovo speak by specific dialect of the Croatian language.

Almost 150 km is the distance from Gerovo to Samobor where will be the next-to-last, tactical, control point. You will all cycling in the dark, some even from dusk till dawn and be good prepared for night riding. Food and drinks you cyn buy on gas station in Delnice, Karlovac, Goli Vrh and Samobor.

By the correct bike, helmet, reflective vest, front and rear lights are mandatory piece of equipment.

Application

Entry fee is 100 kn. For all official finishers there will be available for order commemorative medal at the price of 70 kn. You can submit your application until May 19th at midnight. In your application include your first and last name, postal address, email address, year of birth and cell phone number you intend to use during the brevet – submit your application (here) sibabic (at) gmail (dot) com

Information

  • Road Book BRM 400 km Sveta Nedelja
  • Map BRM 400 km Sveta Nedelja
  • GPX files BRM 400 km Sveta Nedelja
  • At the start every participant will get the road book, map and brevet card, and is required to sign the Liability Statement BRM 400 km Sveta Nedelja
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